Reporting to the Health & Wellness Director, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) ensures the general well-being of residents by providing a system of services for residents in a manner and environment that provides dignity and full recognition of each residents individuality. The Licensed Practical Nurse will manage and supervise the delivery of services by CNAs and RAs. The Licensed Practical Nurse respectfully interacts with all residents, family members, visitors, colleagues, and staff. This is a safety sensitive position.
It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations listed in the job description is not always specifically described, and that employees, at the discretion of management, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
- Coordinate admission and orient new residents to the community, ensuring satisfactory transition for the resident and their loved ones.
- Monitor and maintain records reflecting health and mental status of residents and reports any changes to the residents physician in a timely manner.
- Administer treatment and records residents response.
- Make recommendations regarding medication to physician and works with pharmacy to assist with the appropriate handling, dispensing, and destruction of medication.
- Ensure that all resident rights listed in the Resident Bill of Rights are honored and respected by all staff members.
- Execute infection control duties and ensure staff compliance.
- Coordinate with dietary staff to ensure nutritional and therapeutic diets are served to residents as appropriate.
- Investigates and documents any resident incident or issue.
- Coordinate resident discharges and transfers.
- Observe and assist in direct resident care.
- Assist new staff with ongoing training.
- Work within strict deadlines under potentially stressful conditions.
- Participation in resident programming on daily basis
- Regular and reliable attendance is an essential function of this job
ESSENTIAL MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS
The essential mental and physical functions listed below are required in order for an employee to be able to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Ability to read and write, follow written and verbal instructions, and communicate effectively in English.
- Thinking critically; defined as reading, understanding, and taking appropriate action on detailed and complex information.
- Walking long distances regularly.
- Lifting and carrying up to 50 lbs.
- Pushing a wheelchair with a resident weighing up to 200 lbs.
- Repetitive actions/motion of one or both hands.
- Hearing ordinary conversation and office sounds.
- Verbal communication in person and on the phone.
- Written communication by hand and on PC.